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Rent-to-Own Homes by PublicSquare

Written by Dean Arnold
Founder, PublicSquare
Updated: Nov 5, 2023 | ⏱️ 6-min read
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Rent-to-own homes are a popular solution for young professionals and families looking to buy homes in Australia.

However, not all rent-to-buy products are created equal. Terms and conditions vary, so it pays to do your research.

As Australia's leading provider of rent-to-own houses and homes, PublicSquare offers a range of important benefits.

What is rent to buy? How does rent to buy work?

Rent to buy homes offer a new path to home ownership. With no hidden fees, set weekly rates and an easy-to-manage payment system, rent to buy homes from PublicSquare offers a solution to rising property costs in Australia. But how does rent to buy work, and what are the benefits of renting to buy homes? If you want to find out more about what is rent buy, feel free to contact us

Rent to Buy Property Payments

With aPublicSquare lease agreement, you pay your weekly rental amount plus 50% extra as a weekly contribution. Our rent-to-buy real estate system will give you more stability, as you won't have to worry about someone kicking you out and selling the property. With us, you’ll get access to the upside of a rising market and start building wealth through ownership.

How to get started?

Forget about the standard 10%-20% deposit required by most lending institutions; PublicSquare only requires a 3% Kickstarter contribution. You can use this 3% to offset the cost of your home later when you are ready to make the purchase. This gives those wishing to get on the property ladder a much smaller footing than most banks and lending institutions. Why wait years to move into your dream home when you can be moved in within a matter of weeks?

Why choose PublicSquare?

PublicSquare provides an innovative path to homeownership for anyone who wants to get ahead sooner.

PublicSquare has already helped customers start to rent to buy houses in Queensland, rent to buy houses in New South Wales, and rent to buy houses in Victoria. Our goal is to bridge the gap between renting and owning, and we’re proud to help our customers achieve their home-owning goals faster, easier, and cheaper than they ever thought possible.
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No Upfront Fees for Rent-to-Own

With PublicSquare, there are no upfront fees. While you do pay a kickstarter payment of 3% of the initial home price - as the name implies - this amount kickstarts your deposit, which you can use in full later when you're ready to complete the purchase of your home.

You also have to pay for a lawyer to make sure all the contract terms are clear, but these costs are usually only around $1000.

Therefore, with PublicSquare's rent to buy homes, you do not incur the typical upfront costs of regular home-buying. By foregoing the standard 10-20% deposit requirements and not having to pay the initial stamp duty cost, you can move into your dream home within weeks, not years.

At PublicSquare, we also do not charge risk fees, application fees, bond, or lender's mortgage insurance (LMI).

Future-Mortgage Guarantee

After living in your property for four years you can opt to buy your property using the lender of your choice.

If you can't obtain a home loan, PublicSquare can sell the property for you without a sale commission, enabling you to recover your contributions.

PublicSquare guarantee purchase price included with rent-to-buy homes by PublicSquare
3% Kickstarter (Rent-to-Own) →


Rent to own homes are an excellent choice for would-be homebuyers who don't want to continue wasting money on rent and would like to lock in a future price guarantee to protect themselves against a rising property market.

PublicSquare offers a technology-focused product that customers love, including no upfront fees and managemable contributions to help you grow your deposit and complete your purchase of the home.

Using modern software, PublicSquare also processes customer applications up to 10x faster than the banks.

Written by Dean Arnold
Founder, PublicSquare
About me: Passionate about providing a better path to homeownership and financial freedom. Also interested in technology.

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